Geoff Snider went to Newtown, Conn., and Andrew McBride went to Benin, West Africa. The trips for these Calgary Roughnecks teammates were taken at different times, but the goal was the same: Reach out to kids and use lacrosse as a tool to make a difference. Snider was in Connecticut with a group of lacrosse all-stars to conduct a clinic and help young athletes coping and recovering from the tragic school shooting. “It was humbling, I was very thankful for the opportunity that I’d been presented with,” Snider told 660 News of Calgary. For McBride, his trip with Right To Play introduced him to children who often are without shoes and/or electricity in their homes. The Roughnecks captain said it drove home to him how fortunate his life is at home and it’s a lesson he wants to impart to the kids he works with in Calgary schools. “We in Canada are pretty lucky. That’s why I sing the national anthem every game,” he told The Calgary Sun. “That’s why I’m passionate about our country. We do have a lot of opportunities. We need to be thankful and not take them for granted.”Stamp is a TV sports announcer and lacrosse lover whose skill set made him a defender but who always dreamed of being a goal-scorer. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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